The delete index API allows to delete an existing index.
$ curl -XDELETE 'http://localhost:9200/twitter/'
The above example deletes an index called
The delete index API can also be applied to more than one index, by either using a comma separated list, or on all indices (be careful!) by using
* as index.
In order to disable allowing to delete indices via wildcards or
action.destructive_requires_name setting in the config to
This setting can also be changed via the cluster update settings api.